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Writer Elie Mystal Reveals Dog Was Killed on Halloween—”My Kids Saw It All”

Elie Mystal has revealed his canine, Raya, was killed on Halloween in a heartbreaking submit shared on Twitter.

The author, 44, took to the platform on Monday, October 31, to announce he is stepping away from social media following her loss of life.

“Off air. I will take a break for Twitter for a bit. In some unhappy information at 4:00 in the present day my canine was killed. She was ready for my youngsters to come back dwelling, by the door as at all times.

“However, whereas they had been debussing we went out to offer the bus driver a bag of Halloween sweet. The canine bolted,” the New York Occasions bestselling creator stated.

Elie Mystal discusses his e-book “They Need to Kill People” throughout American Violence and The Trump Insurgency: Malcolm Nance in Dialog With Elie Mystal at The 92nd Road Y, New York on July 13, 2022 in New York Metropolis. The author revealed his canine was killed on Halloween and is taking a step again from social media.
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“Some… driver… was making an attempt to get across the stopped faculty bus, at pace. The motive force hit my canine, immediately killing her, and saved proper on going,” he defined, noting, “My youngsters noticed all of it.”

“I will be submitting a police report. May come a time after I disappear (or am disappeared) from Elon Musk’s Twitter,” Mystal added, referring to the Tesla CEO’s latest buy of the platform. “However proper now, we’re all simply heartbroken. I am going to see you guys on the opposite aspect.”

Newsweek reached out to Mystal for additional remark.

On the time of publication, Mystal’s preliminary tweet garnered greater than 62,000 likes. Within the feedback, folks despatched their condolences.

“Oh Elie. Unimaginable,” comic Kathy Griffin wrote. “I do know you gave that doggie a great life. The children! What’s improper with folks? Simply devastating and infuriating.”

“Oh my goodness that’s so terrible and I am sorry to listen to it,” journalist Aaron Rupar added. “My coronary heart goes out to you and your loved ones.”

“Oh my God, I am so sorry,” historian Kevin M. Kruse tweeted through his verified account.

MSNBC host Katie S. Phang, in the meantime, stated, “I’m heartbroken for you and your complete household. What a horrible factor to need to undergo. Praying that you’re all going to be okay.”

“I am so sorry!!! Drivers that go round faculty [buses] needs to be punished within the strongest of manners,” another person chimed in, which racked up over 3,000 likes.

“So sincerely sorry for the lack of your member of the family. A loss of life within the household is at all times tough, however when it is below these circumstances & so sudden, the ache is even sharper,” one other stated. “My deepest sympathy.”

Mystal first launched Raya to his 480,000 Twitter followers in June 2021.

“Introducing Raya. 1yr previous Lhasa Apso,” he shared on the time. “She had an an infection and wanted to be spayed, so she could not be a present canine. However, our acquire. As a result of she is ideal and the whole lot our household wants.”

Mystal is the justice correspondent at The Nation. He’s a graduate of Harvard Faculty and Harvard Legislation Faculty, and his first e-book, Enable Me to Retort: A Black Man’s Information to the Structure, was launched on March 1.



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